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Is Gonorrhea A Virus Or Bacteria
See below: From UpToDate: Mycoplasma genitalium is also a common cause in pre-menopausal women. In post-menopausal women PID is not common, but E.coli and anaerobic bacteria are often the cause......* However, in most cases, the precise microbial etiology of PID is unknown. Regardless of the initiating pathogen, PID is clinically considered a mixed infection. ...Read more
Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?
Better...: Note: gonorrhea is a bacteria and not a virus. Antibiotics don't work on viral infections. To answer you question, doxy is a recommended drug to treat gonorrhea. Why? Gonorrhea resistance to cephalosporins (a penicillin like antibiotic) is rising; either Doxycycline or Azithromycin is effective in treating gonorrhea, and is recommended by the cdc. ...Read more
Antibiotic like ampicilin after unprotected sexy does it have any effect on bacteria like gonorrhea?
When you have a bacterial infection, say gonorrhea, does that mean you're infected with a single bacterium or many bacteria?
I went to a prof and he prescribed unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) 6 tablet single dosage for any type of bacteria including gonorrhea. Is it okay please help!
Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) not for GC: Nope. Given that there is now a drug-resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping the western hemisphere unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) is not an appropriate treatment for gonorrhea, and I believe not for chlamydia either. I would get you to a doctor that is up to date on stds and such more appropriate to your choices and experience. ...Read more
STDS and Living: Yes. These two common stds, chlamydia and gonorrhea can live in the vagina until they are appropriately treated. In rare cases they can become chronic and life threatening infections if disseminated. If you have any concerns then getting a full std panel is advised. ...Read more
After treatment yeast infection I had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding. Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?
GC resistant to CEPH:
Cephalexin is not used these days for treatment of gonorrhea.
You need to be checked and treated by your doctor or a clinic. You need to be examined and culture taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia or dna probe test done on discharge or urine test
2014 guidelines for treating gonorrhea
one injection of ceftraxone250mgm or 400mgmof Cefixime orally
and 2 grms of azithromycine as it will treat chlamydia. ...Read more
I usually got brown (bloody) discharge. I'm negative for hiv, syphillis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, nothing on pap smear and bacterial test. What's wrong?
Brown discharge: Your brown dischargee represent old unoxygenated blood which can be normal. ...Read more
Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?
There are both: Antiviral and antibacterial medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bacteria: Diptheria is an upper respiratory illness caused by Corynebacterium diptheriae. It is a very unpleasant upper respiratory illness characterized by croupy breathing, shortness of breath with a grayish membrane seen in the pharynx. It is treatable with appropriate antibiotics but it is a completely preventable illness with appropriate vaccination. ...Read more
See below: Bacterial resistance means that a bacteria is resistant to the bacteristatic or bactericidal effects of one or more antibiotics. There are many mechanisms that bacteria use to develop this resistance. They include the production of enzymes that degrade the antibiotic, altering the binding site of the antibiotic, pumping the antibiotic out of the cell after penetration etc. ...Read more
Mostly Bacterial: Bacteria are much more common, especially ecoli. Viruses are the rare cause of bladder infection in an immunocompetent person, while they are increasing among immunocompromised patients especially in hemorrhagic cystitis, a type of bladder inflammation. Bk virus, adenovirus, and cytomegalovirus are the main ones. No matter what, bacterial bladder infection is much more common. ...Read more
Influenza=virus: The flu is a viral infection, and never a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Specific DNA probes:
Each organism has unique DNA and or RNA and probes specific to each organism can be created. Such probes allow the organisms to be detected in biological or other samples. For an example of such a test, visit this site:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC265465/ ...Read more
Consult yoiur doctor:
The flue is due to a virus. There is a rapid determination that can be done to identify "the flu" it is a combination of respiratory symptoms, fatigue and other constitutional symptoms and low grade fever.
Bacterial respiratory disorders - pneumonia are usually accompanied by a high fever and respiratory distress. The evaluation to determine etiology is not complicated and can quickly done. ...Read more
Little or no risk: Blood almost never transmits bacteria, only viruses. And blood borne viruses like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV (the AIDS virus) are rarely if ever transmitted from dried blood. Drying kills them (especially HIV), but how long they actually survive really doesn't matter. Launder the clothing normally, but don't worry if you happened to touch the dried blood. ...Read more
OK Microbes. ..: A person with a healthy immune system will have certain bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc that colonize the body without causing disease. However, given the "opportunity" (i.e. Immunodeficiency, barrier compromise), these same microbes can cause disease. For example, staph bacteria found on human skin doesn't cause problems unless a skin cut allows the bacteria to get in and cause an infection. ...Read more
Broad question: The immune system tailors it's response to various viruses and to various bacteria in several different ways that can be quite complex depending on how far you want to drill down. Some viruses are destroyed by specialized cytotoxic cells that kill the infected host cell thereby reducing viral replication. Some bacteria are lysed by a combination of antibodies and other blood components. ...Read more
Not exactly: You're right to prompt the question, in that bacteria can be made more virulent by uptake of "signals" from a bacteriophage. Also, an e.Coli infection does not preclude a superimposed or secondary viral illness--which together compromises the host patient more than a single infection might. However, flu viruses can not live within e.Coli. ...Read more
Let your ear drum heal before submerging your head in water.
In an emergency, you may consider using an ear plug.
Seek further advice from your doctor who diagnosed the hole in the ear drum. ...Read more
Why can antiseptic kill bacteria but can't kill virus when children get sick caused by virus? Thanks
Antibiotics: Antiseptics (such as bleach or alcohol) can kill both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are medications that interfere with specific biological processes present only in bacteria (usually the reproduction process), which results in the death of the bacteria. These processes are not present in viruses, which have a different reproductive method, so antibiotics will not work. ...Read more
Why is having sex more likely to transfer viruses and bacteria than any other types of bodily contact?
I was sprayed with a mist by a stranger on the sidewalk. Are there any viruses or bacteria that can come in the form of a spray?
Depends: It depends on what type of mist it was. Most have some sort of chemicals rather than virus or bacteria. If that affected your skin- clean withe running water. If eyes or mucosa are affected to to emergency. If burning itching or redness swelling - need to see a medical provider. If no issues- make sure you clean yourself up carefully. ...Read more
Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it? Is soap needed?
Symbiotic relation: Bacteria are present throughout the huma skin, respiratory mucosa and intestinal tract. Majority of disease serve a positive purpose and getting rid of them for no reason will result in harm. Viruses can also be seen but not considered part of the normal flora. Can use get water and soap for added hygiene but do not do it because your want to get rid of the impossible. ...Read more
I've seen a uv light wand that claims to kill viruses, bacteria, and odor. Its advertisement says hospitals use them. Is this true and effective?
UV light kills germs: True that UV light is damaging to various life forms-- including us! Except we're so much bigger than tiny germs it's hard to finish us off with a blast of UV. The CDC recognizes UV light as an effective way to disinfect small quantities of clear water. Any particles in the water (however small) could block the UV light and protect the germs. Boiling and iodine are older technologies that work. ...Read more
What cause people to be allergic to me? Others have this also & call it patm. What is this? Fungi, virus, bacteria? It's ruining my life! Help plz!
This is an educational question. I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does. However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?
Yes, many: There are many chronic viral infections. HIV isn't unusual at all in this regard. A few that come to mine are Ebstein Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis; cytomegalovirus (CMV); varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of chickepox and shingles; human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV); and probably a hundred others that haven't yet been identifed or named. ...Read more
Different things: Bacteria are small single-celled living things that grow on their own, and cause disease when they invade into the body. Viruses are small packets of genetic information that can do nothing on their own, but hijack the cellular machinery of the body to produce more virus particles. ...Read more
What dangers could emerge from not being exposed to a variety of bacteria and viruses in childhood? None
When you say being "exposed, " I'm going to assume you mean being infected with.
So... Being infected with a bacteria will not make you any more or less susceptible or immune to any future exposure to that bacteria. Our bodies do not build immunity to a bacteria, only viruses. Thus, you can get a strep throat again and again and again, and no amount of getting a strep throat will ever make you immune to getting another strep throat.
Viruses are different, and once exposed or infected with a virus, we can develop immunity to that particular virus for a period of time. Depending on the virus, immunity can last anywhere from days to years. Viruses mutate (change), and a slightly different virus of the same sort can infect you even though you've had a strain of that virus before. It's iffy.
But even if you never had the usual "childhood diseases" (viruses), I assume you've been vaccinated against them, in which case, you're fairly well protected from future infection of whatever viruses you've been immunized against. ...Read more
Sometimes...: Sometimes, fleas may carry bacteria that can infect humans. The most important and most familiar flea-borne disease in the world is plague. Plague exists in most arid regions of the world, including the western United States. The second flea-borne disease is murine typhus, which occurs worldwide, including in the southwestern U.S. And hawaii. ...Read more